"Hell may have no fury like a woman scorned but heaven hath no sweetness like a sports fan vindicated." - Samcat

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


(Photo by Yahoo! Sports)

Above, JD Drew does an interpretive dance of the Red Sox play thus far this season.

But, I mean...if we're looking for bright sides here, I guess we can hang our hopes on the fact that at least our first basemen didn't have to pitch an inning, unlike with some other teams I can name? Though honestly, that mostly falls into the realm of black comedy. And there's really nothing that humorous about our wee shortstop's DL stint (he must be so scared! For all he knows, the DL is a place where shortstops go and from whence they never return!), and our pitching staff's shakiness. Also, et tu, Nomar? And, though it may be Red Sox fan suicide to admit this, I find myself growing somewhat fond of Nick Swisher, if only because in addition to being willing to quite literally take one for the team and pitch an inning (scoreless at that!), he's also injecting some much needed life into that bunch of buttoned-up, corporate, no fun having automatons. Don't get me wrong, I'd still appreciate it if they'd continue losing in embarrassing fashion, but at least Swisher's Twitter feed is amusing. (For serious).

The Sox, however, would do well to win one of these days. It's still early days yet, of course as we're in the land of early season 28.00 ERAs (or 0.0 if you're Swisher), and .800 batting averages and reason holds that these things will return to form. But in the meantime, I wouldn't mind a win here and there? What say you, gentlemen?